The AA Graduate School includes 12 postgraduate programmes offering advanced studies in one of the world’s most dynamic learning environments. All enrolled students join the school in October at the outset of an academic year, and attend full-time studies according to the length of the course selected.
Full-time Masters programmes include 12-month MA and MSc and 16-month MArch options. Architecture & Urbanism (AADRL), the AA’s innovative team-based course in experimental architecture and urbanism, offers a Masters (MArch). Emergent Technologies & Design (MArch/MSc) emphasises forms of architectural design that proceed from innovative technologies. Sustainable Environmental Design (MArch/MSc) introduces new forms of architectural practice and design related to the environment and sustainability. Landscape Urbanism (MA) investigates the processes, techniques and knowledge related to the practices of contemporary urbanism. Housing & Urbanism (MA) rethinks urbanism as a spatial discipline through a combination of design projects and contemporary theory. History & Critical Thinking (MA) encourages a critical understanding of contemporary architecture and urban culture grounded in a knowledge of histories and forms of practice.
Complementing these Masters programmes, the AA PhD programme fosters advanced scholarship and innovative research in the fields of architecture and urbanism through full-time doctoral studies. A new PhD in Architectural Design programme, provides a setting for advanced research and learning for architects, designers and other qualified professionals. The part-time Building Conservation course offers a two-year programme leading to an AA Graduate Diploma.
The AA is an Approved Institution and Affiliated Research Centre of The Open University (OU), UK. All taught graduate degrees at the AA are validated by the OU. The OU is the awarding body for research degrees at the AA.
Graduate ProgrammesArchitecture & Urbanism MArch
Emergent Technologies and Design MSc/MArch
Landscape Urbanism MA
Sustainable Environmental Design MSc/MArch
History & Critical Thinking MA
Housing & Urbanism MA/MArch
Building Conservation Postgraduate Diploma
Spatial Performance and Design (AAIS) Postgraduate Diploma
Design & Make MArch
Projective Cities (MPhil in Architecture)